Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ZTR BOA™-WS has no constrictions

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
ZTR BOA™-WS has no constrictions ZTR Control Systems
ZTR Control Systems’ new BOA™-WS (Bolt-on Adhesion™-Excitation/Wheel Slip Control System) is designed to boost tractive effort on EMD Dash-2 locomotives without replacing the entire Dash-2 control system.

The BOA™-WS system is designed to integrate into the Dash-2 system with minimal installation effort while adding automatic short term current regulation for traction motors and the main generator,” says ZTR Product Development Manager Dave Brooks. “It’s a cost-effective, reliable way to improve tractive effort. The BOA™-WS system features intelligent sanding control, log and event counting, and a simple browser interface. It has microprocessor technology running sophisticated software, but is designed to withstand the rigors of the rail environment. BOA™-WS uses highly reliable components to maximize product life and is future expandable. In addition, the flexible design lets you maximize product life with future expansion into an even more feature-rich control system.”

Click HERE to see a video of BOA™-WS.

ZTR will be exhibiting at RSI/CMA in Montreal, Canada, Sept. 21-23, Booth #401, and at InnoTrans in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 23-26, Hall 6.2, Stand 509.